The Digital Divide

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us?

KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

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The Digital Divide on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"Girls in Tech" and “What Technology Wants”

Dave DeAngelis interviews Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly about his new book “What Technology Wants.” Kelly argues that our whole world of manufactured technology—automobiles, electrical systems, factories, gadgets, and the Internet—is so complex and interdependent that it functions as a life-like system.

Rabia Yeaman takes calls about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech.

The Digital Divide on 11/12/10

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What the Internet is doing to our brains, and bed bug sniffing dogs

Dave interviews Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, What the Internet is doing to our brains, and Rabia yeaman speaks with Leigh Ann Coleman, owner of Pest detection NW, and Molly, about the science of bed bug sniffing dogs

The Digital Divide on 09/10/10

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Digital Divide for September 2010 - Open Source and Social Media Activism

This month on the Digital Divide, Dave DeAngelis speaks with two guests about how open source technology can be used to improve education. First, Bryant Patten of the National Center for Open Source and Education discusses how to provide students with better technology education and collaborative team skills. Then, Mark Frischmuth of Democracy Lab, discusses how to produce better education policy outcomes.

The Digital Divide on 08/13/10

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Fri, 08/13/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Open Source Software and Girls in Tech
If you use computers and the internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

The Digital Divide on 08/13/10

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Digital Divide for August 2010

If you use computers and internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

We'll also hear a recorded talk with Howard Rhinegold, Professor at Stanford and Berkeley, about how open source software encourages collaborative thinking and development.

The Digital Divide on 06/11/10

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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The proliferation of surveillance and profiling programs, and the growing bed bug epidemic in Oregon

Dave DeAngelis interviews Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Shahid Buttar about the proliferation of domestic surveillance and profiling programs since Sept. 11, 2001. We'll discuss how our civil liberties have been eroded, and actions you can take to stem the tide of the ever-expanding surveillance state.

The Digital Divide on 06/11/10

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Digital Divide for June 2010

Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Chris Wirth at Multnomah County Public Health about a small but insidious topic keeping thousands of people awake at night: Bed Bugs. Learn what you need to know about this growing epidemic across the U.S and right here in Portland, OR.

You will be able to listen to the archived audio online. Search Digital Divide June.

The Digital Divide on 05/14/10

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Fri, 05/14/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Examining the social, political and environmental implications of science & technology in our world.

This Friday, May 14th, tune in to the Digital Divide, KBOO's locally produced technology program focusing on the latest innovation and news in technology, medicine, science and the environment.

This month, Dave DeAngelis speaks with Jim Brau of the University of Oregon about the latest news in high-energy particle physics including the unification of forces, the mystery of dark matter, and the nature of mass.

Rabia Yeaman will be joined by KBOO's web coordinator, Dan Gurin about upcoming additions and enhancements to KBOO's web site.

The Digital Divide on 03/12/10

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Fri, 03/12/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Examining the social, political and environmental implications of science & technology in our world.

Tune into the Digital Divide, Friday, March 12 at 11 am.

This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear from MAPPs Kevin Henken about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin and LSD in clinical theraputic settings. And well listen to a talk with Howard Rheingold, Professor at Stanford and UC Berkely on "Search engines, critical thinking and elementary school students." So tune in to the Digital Divide, this Friday at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 FM, kboo.fm on the web.
 

You can listen online in the archives.

The Digital Divide on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Digital Divide is off this month. Instead we'll hear an interview with journalist James Ridgeway about his article, "Who's Getting Rich From the Naked Full-Body Scanner Boom?" We'll speak with Washington State Congressman Brian Baird, who recently announced that he would not seek reelection.
And we hear an interview with Freeway Ricky Ross, who was recently released from prison after serving 20 years for drug trafficking. He describes how he sold millions of dollars worth of drugs in Los Angeles. His connection was a CIA operative.

 

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Rabia Yeaman interviews editor-in-chief of The Economist website, Tom Standage.

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Fri, 11/08/2013
Host Rabia Yeaman interviews author and editor-in-chief of its The Economist website, Tom Standage. They discuss his most recent book "Writing on the Wall" (2013), a historical look at the first 2000 years of social media.
  • Length: 50:58 minutes (17.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 48Kbps (CBR)

Health Effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

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Tue, 08/13/2013

On the Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

  • Length: 56:25 minutes (51.65 MB)
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The health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS)

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Fri, 08/09/2013

On this month's  Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

Cory Doctorow on The Digital Divide with Rabia Yeaman

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Fri, 02/08/2013

Listen in to this great interview with Cory Doctorow and Rabia Yeaman. Cory's newest book Homeland, a sequel to a previous sci-fi best seller, Little Brother is already generating a lot of buzz. Listen in.

  • Length: 62:10 minutes (56.92 MB)
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Michelle Rowley talks about Code Scouts her not-for-profit to bring women into programming.

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Fri, 11/09/2012

KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Michelle Rowley about Code Scouts, a not-for-profit she put together at the Portland Incubator Experiment.  Code Scouts creates environments that empower women to become computer programmers and uses badges to layout what you don't know how to ask. Michelle shares some biographical information and her plans to help more women succeed in the tech world.

  • Length: 35:12 minutes (32.22 MB)
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Tiny House Ontario on the August 2012 Digital Divide

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Fri, 08/10/2012

Technology writer Rabia Yeaman interviews blogger Laura Moreland who writes about her experience building and living in a 108 sq. foot home without running water or electricity. Her blog Tiny House Ontario describes her daily life living in a very small space with little amenities.

  • Length: 47:08 minutes (32.37 MB)
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George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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Tue, 07/10/2012

Interview with Host Rabia Yeaman and digital historian George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. Dyson’s account, sheds important new light on how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II.

  • Length: 42:48 minutes (39.19 MB)
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The Digital Divide: Matthew Stadler

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Fri, 01/13/2012

Suzanne LaGrande talks to writer, editor and co-founder of The Publication Studio, Matthew Stadler. Among other things they discuss is the Publication Studio's DIY publishing strategies, the social life of the book, and the importance of creating public conversations.

For more about Matthew Stadler's work and that of the Publication Studio go to: http://www.publicationstudio.biz/

Michelle Rae Anderson on The Digital Divide

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Fri, 11/11/2011

 Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michelle Rae Anderson. (aka @mediaChick on social websites) Michelle is a writer, digital strategist and community builder with 20 years of media development experience. As a media ecologist,  she's fascinated with the way people and technologies interact in business and in pleasure. Recently, she completed an ambitious genre-bending storytelling experiment The Miracle in July, (http://themiracleinjuly.com/)

She also is founder of the guerrilla publishing agency I Heart Media. (http://iheartmedia.com/)

 
To find out more about Michelle Rae Anderson's work go to: http://michelleraeanderson.com/
  • Date: 2011-11-02
  • Length: 17:30 minutes (16.02 MB)
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Science historian Naomi Oreskes on "The Merchants of Doubt"

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Fri, 08/12/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

 

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